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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Irrigation of Fruit Trees and Vines: An Introduction

Authors
item Fereres, Elias - IAS-CSIC, UNIV OF CORDOBA
item Evans, Robert

Submitted to: Irrigation Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 10, 2005
Publication Date: October 26, 2005
Repository URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/41360
Citation: Fereres, E., Evans, R.G. 2005. Irrigation of fruit trees and vines: an introduction. Irrigation Science. 24:55-57.

Interpretive Summary: The anticipated population growth in the coming decades will place large, world wide demands to increase the global production of animal/fish protein, food fiver, livestock feed and biofuels. This will put a tremendous strain on already stressed worldwide agricultural resources and declining arable land base. The current commodity surpluses are unlikely to last in the face of increasing population coupled with the worldwide decrease in ocean fisheries and the steady loss of productive lands due to soil erosion and degradation. Global climate change is further exacerbating the problems in ways that will have lasting impacts through changing temperatures and likely changed in annual rainfall amounts and regional distribution patterns.

Technical Abstract: The anticipated population growth in the coming decades will place large, world wide demands to increase the global production of animal/fish protein, food fiver, livestock feed and biofuels. This will put a tremendous strain on already stressed worldwide agricultural resources and declining arable land base. The current commodity surpluses are unlikely to last in the face of increasing population coupled with the worldwide decrease in ocean fisheries and the steady loss of productive lands due to soil erosion and degradation. Global climate change is further exacerbating the problems in ways that will have lasting impacts through changing temperatures and likely changed in annual rainfall amounts and regional distribution patterns.

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